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Four D. 202 high school journalists net IHSA State Journalism Competition top honors

Four District 202 high school journalists from Plainfield High School – Central Campus and Plainfield East High School took Top 6 honors at the Illinois High School Association state journalism competition in April.

In all, 23 student journalists from Plainfield High School – Central Campus, Plainfield East, Plainfield South, and Plainfield North high schools participated at the state event on April 21, 2023, at Heartland Community College in Normal, Ill.

These four students took Top 6 honors at the state competition:

Plainfield High School-Central Campus

  • Abigail Timm, senior, sixth place in Yearbook Copy Writing

Plainfield East High School

  • Kai (Kaitlyn) Rogers, senior, fourth place in Yearbook Copy Writing
  • Alyssa Kotara, senior, and Shyla Munoz, junior, fourth place in Yearbook Theme Development

District 202’s state participants included:

Plainfield High School-Central Campus

  • Brooke Plowman, junior - News Writing
  • Miguel Cambray Jr., senior - Newspaper Design
  • Brianna Mosinski, junior - Yearbook Layout 
  • Hailey Fay, sophomore - Editorial Cartooning 
  • Abigail Timm, senior - Copy Editing and Yearbook Copy Writing
  • Benjamin Martin, senior - Sports Writing and Yearbook Caption Writing
  • Joseph DeFano, senior, and Rebecca Law, junior - Video News

Plainfield East High School

  • Tamia Jenkins, senior - Yearbook Caption Writing
  • Benjamin Zielinski, senior - Editorial Writing
  • Daniella Torres, sophomore - Review Writing
  • Kai (Kaitlyn) Rogers, senior - Yearbook Copy Writing
  • Alyssa Kotara, senior, and Shyla Munoz, junior - Yearbook Theme Development

Plainfield South High School

  • Ella Underwood, senior – Headline Writing and Newspaper Design
  • Victoria Camarda, senior - Yearbook Caption Writing
  • Danielle Koleosho, senior - Yearbook Copy Writing
  • Leeander Davis, senior – Editorial Cartooning
  • Anna Wittenkeller, senior - News Writing
  • Noah Negoski, junior - Photo Storytelling
  • Alex Ortega, senior – Advertising Design

Plainfield North High School

  • Dylan Budd, junior - Sports Writing and Review Writing
  • Kaden Horton, junior - News Writing

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